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Oct 26, 2013 4:05 AM

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Since it starts very soon, ill put this up so long :P!

Discuss!
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Oct 26, 2013 4:53 AM

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O.O

well.. that was quite different from the vn.
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Oct 26, 2013 4:54 AM

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Funya-Usagi said:
O.O

well.. that was quite different from the vn.

Good or bad?
 
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Oct 26, 2013 4:56 AM

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like the rest of the show it obviously felt quick paced.

but alot of scenes were put together, and... something happened this episode..

you'll see
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Oct 26, 2013 5:01 AM

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Animation quality sort of returned to the level of the early later half of season 1.
Some storyboards are done clumsily, though the scene where

managed to make my eyes wet a bit.
 
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xMaebaraK1x said:
Animation quality sort of returned to the level of the early later half of season 1.
Some storyboards are done clumsily, though the scene where

managed to make my eyes wet a bit.


It looked better than season 1, but not by much.
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Oct 26, 2013 5:07 AM

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Funya-Usagi said:
xMaebaraK1x said:
Animation quality sort of returned to the level of the early later half of season 1.
Some storyboards are done clumsily, though the scene where

managed to make my eyes wet a bit.


It looked better than season 1, but not by much.

It looked like something from the 15th episode, just a bit better.
 
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Oct 26, 2013 5:09 AM

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how'd you feel about the episode?

I kinda don't know how i feel right now
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Oct 26, 2013 5:11 AM

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I don't really feel anything either except being a bit sad over the ... you know what I mean scene; but overall, I do not think the anime has done the episode well.
 
Oct 26, 2013 5:13 AM

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i feel ever so slightly underwhelmed due to how light hearted it was :\

was kinda hoping they'd slow the pacing down a bit for this part.

i mean i still enjoyed the episode but... i've been waiting like 2 years for this episode.
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Oct 26, 2013 5:20 AM

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Oct 26, 2013 5:21 AM

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I don't think they will be slowing down any of this now since it is 13 episodes.
The next episode will be covering much of Rin's route.
... Wait. That means this episode will probably be the last episode being light-hearted, which explains the QUALITIES in this episode. This episode is the only one which allows them to slack on.

Look at the number of people in the secondary animator. They produced this episode in a hurry and quickly moved on to the later, I guess.
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Oct 26, 2013 5:26 AM
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I don't know.. this reminds me of s1. I think I'll rewatch this when the subs are out.



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Oct 26, 2013 5:27 AM

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So no nice rin confession? Wtf :/
 
Oct 26, 2013 5:27 AM

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don't get me wrong, the episode was still very enjoyable.

just don't overhype it to death like i did.
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Oct 26, 2013 5:29 AM

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So no nice rin confession? Wtf :/

Well, I see no storyboard in her confession as memorable as that one in the VN. At least they did not animate that CG.
 
Oct 26, 2013 5:30 AM

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Sigh... this got my hype all down
 
Oct 26, 2013 5:39 AM
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So Rin and Riki's route began!

Lol some of the voices were funny to listen to this episode but I was entertained. I haven't played the VN yet but I heard it was different. Loved the little Rin and Riki moments although I miss Kurugaya already ;.;
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:01 AM

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You guys had me worried for a second. I thought the animation still looked better than most if not all of season one although it did drop a bit compared to eps 1 -3. I swear Masato was closer to kissing Rin than Riki with that hug xD.
Yeah the pacing was fast but I didn't mind it since I enjoyed this episode.I think it will be the last light hearted episode as someone else mentioned before. They did remove the CG of Rin confessing but she couldn't keep up that pose for long I guess but I wanted at least something that resembles the CG.
I thought I heard a new ost there for a moment. Anyone else?
It was sad when
but
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:17 AM

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next episode is going to be somewhat lighthearted as well
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Oct 26, 2013 6:19 AM

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Well... who are you?
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:22 AM

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Well the most I was looking forward to from this episode was rin confessing to riki, so is there no confession whatsoever?
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:23 AM

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xMaebaraK1x said:

Well... who are you?

If it helps, the quality still looks better than the quality in season 1 xD. I really hope Refrain looks like the PV.
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:31 AM

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http://i.imgur.com/yf5AIvf.jpg
See how hurriedly this episode is made.

http://i.imgur.com/derupK6.jpg
btw this guy is how most of the qualities were made in the first season.
HE. IS. BACK.
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:36 AM

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xMaebaraK1x said:
http://i.imgur.com/yf5AIvf.jpg
See how hurriedly this episode is made.

http://i.imgur.com/derupK6.jpg
btw this guy is how most of the qualities were made in the first season.
HE. IS. BACK.

Name please? I've got a death note ready

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s569/egnaro315/Ohys-RawsLittleBustersRefrain-04AT-XHD1280x720x264AACmp4_snapshot_1354_20131027_003951_zps9e550151.jpg
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Oct 26, 2013 6:49 AM

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everything happened very fast... but I still like

Rin is so cute *-*
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/3839/rus0.png
 
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egnaro315 said:
xMaebaraK1x said:
http://i.imgur.com/yf5AIvf.jpg
See how hurriedly this episode is made.

http://i.imgur.com/derupK6.jpg
btw this guy is how most of the qualities were made in the first season.
HE. IS. BACK.

Name please? I've got a death note ready

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s569/egnaro315/Ohys-RawsLittleBustersRefrain-04AT-XHD1280x720x264AACmp4_snapshot_1354_20131027_003951_zps9e550151.jpg

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Oct 26, 2013 7:06 AM
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Rin was quite frank and straightforward. lol I smiled at their communication via Email. That sunset scene was beautiful. Wonder where Kurugaya's gone. They except Riki didn't seem worried about her somehow.

Revelation is near? Curious to know the secret of the world.
 
Oct 26, 2013 7:23 AM

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The confession was rather underwhelming only because there wasn't a confession CG.. I wish that the confession CG was at least animated.
I'd say it's an average episode although Riki got really cute XD
 
Oct 26, 2013 7:38 AM

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Riki and Rin are a couple. Looked like everyone was planning for this to happen.
 
Oct 26, 2013 7:44 AM

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I don't know how I feel about this episode, I guess I'm just neutral about it, the quality was lower than the previous episodes, and a lot of stuff was different from the VN. The confession was alright though, but I wanted to see the CG animated, but it's whatever.
Well, I guess this is the last time that we'll see the happy times with this show, with the quick pace I wonder how they are going to pace out the final task.
 
Oct 26, 2013 7:45 AM

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Great blushing techniques JC Staff XD (no) overall it was a fun episode to watch even if we got some S1 animation styling for most scenes. Am I the only one who thought the rolling on the hill cliched moment was funny? Possibly because of the animation
 
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DeathDoUsPart said:
Well the most I was looking forward to from this episode was rin confessing to riki, so is there no confession whatsoever?
Ur going to be VERY happy with this episode
 
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epic_joelle said:
Great blushing techniques JC Staff XD (no) overall it was a fun episode to watch even if we got some S1 animation styling for most scenes. Am I the only one who thought the rolling on the hill cliched moment was funny? Possibly because of the animation

Rolling on the hill + Surrounded by cat food , how romantic. I wonder how many cans Dorj gets through a day :L
 
Oct 26, 2013 7:54 AM

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Well... some pretty obvious changes done in this one, but the confession was just as casual as in the VN at least lol
 
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This episode felt so disjointed, not that im surprised given how much time they have to do all of this in. It also felt like little happened if i take it from the standpoint of not knowing what is about to happen.

Kurugaya's episodes gave me faith that jc staff could potentially pull this thing off but this episode sorta harkens back to season 1 where no one felt that they could do it correctly.

I guess because of the build up of rin as a main heroine the entire time, this episode felt really underwhelming when it did finally happen. Then again in the VN rin confessed to riki in the same manner.
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Wow they sure did change quite a bit. But no complaints at all from me.
They made the transition to them being a couple pretty smooth and acceptable.
Lol at Rin's straightforwardness in confessing XD

No Yuiko T_T

Dem foreshadowings by Kyousuke and Komari TT__TT

And Dat Kud, Haruka and Mio leaving scene hit me. I'm actually liking this execution.
It'll make anime only viewers understand what's happening when it finally hits and happens.
And make VN readers have the feels hit them in the face :*)...Nice going JC.

Nxt ep, I didn't care about much in the VN but it might be enjoyable animated.
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I don't know how I feel about this episode, I guess I'm just neutral about it, the quality was lower than the previous episodes, and a lot of stuff was different from the VN. The confession was alright though, but I wanted to see the CG animated, but it's whatever.
Well, I guess this is the last time that we'll see the happy times with this show, with the quick pace I wonder how they are going to pace out the final task.


Ive been thinking about that for quite some time and yeah i kinda wanted to see the CG animated as well, i get the feeling things will be break neck speed again in the next episode and the following episode so they can some how cram whats left of rin 2 into 3-3.5 episodes.
 
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That confession got me pulled in a bit lol

That moment when Riki fell on top of Rin ;)

Pretty good episode overall I guess.
 
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I actually love the changes they made to Rin's confession in the anime vs. the VN. The setting was a little better. But the animation definitly took a dip this episode. I hope that doesn't speak for the rest of the series. And "that scene" man. Can't wait for Refrain to kick into high gear.
 
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Rin confession to riki was very goos as good as the visual novel just different the pace was more slice of lifey for this episode so that is great...
But..... haruka.... kud... mio.... was so sad and masato having his back towards them whilw kyousuke faced them heads on and got teary eyed good god.. 5/5

Also just so a hint for some of you anime fans the weather is getting very very cloudy

[Spoilers] can't wait for riki to realize that there is no secret to this world abd for him to realize it was all a prank[/spoilers]
 
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i think one of the reasons why the animation dropped was because they may have possibly animated it last season. At least parts of it. I think they had every intention of finishing the common route/girls routes by the end of the first season initially so this would make sense.
 
Oct 26, 2013 8:18 AM

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Nooooooooo!!!

Harukaaaaa!!!

Kuuuud!!!

Miooooo!!!

Goodbye girls ;_;
 
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planetarian said:
Rin confession to riki was very goos as good as the visual novel just different the pace was more slice of lifey for this episode so that is great...
But..... haruka.... kud... mio.... was so sad and masato having his back towards them whilw kyousuke faced them heads on and got teary eyed good god.. 5/5

Also just so a hint for some of you anime fans the weather is getting very very cloudy

[Spoilers] can't wait for riki to realize that there is no secret to this world abd for him to realize it was all a prank[/spoilers]


Honestly all the people saying that the VN and Anime confession were different should look at the VN again since the dialogue was exactly the same for both. Yeah the setting was a tad different but i dont think theres much of a problem there. Also if they had showed riki texting kyouske and kyouske responding to him just via phone it wouldnt have been as interesting imo.

Yes i cant wait for
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Oct 26, 2013 8:28 AM

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Lol what happened to suginami? Riki just left her hanging there...
 
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Oct 26, 2013 8:42 AM

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lol The awkward moment when you tell to your friend that you're dating with her sister xDD I liked this episode a lot.
I think the casual confession from Rin really suit her.

And when you guys talk about that the animation quality sort of returned to S1 level I always think in episode 7 from the first season and that freak me out but nah, still looks fine.

Anyways, my body is ready for the next episode.
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Wow, J.C. changed many things once again. Cute episode, I guess.

And... that disappearance scene. It was quite sad and all, but... was it really neccessary? It also kinda contradicts the happenings of season 1.
Mio being absent during haruka event,
Mio and Haruka being absent during Kud event
Riki not being able to contact Haruka via phone during Kud route
 
Oct 26, 2013 9:03 AM

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Was a good episode for me. I noticed kurugaya was missing, I still don't know what the secret to this world is. I'm sure there are a lot of clues from season one the I haven't put together. My one guess is that something bad is going to happen to everyone except for Rin and Riki.
 
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Riki and Rin! :D

Overall I think they did a good job on this episode, there were a few things that were slightly different that I didn't like as much, but there were also some I liked better
 
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